We all love anthology films, right? RIGHT? Damn right we do – and so do the folks over at Severin Films. This whole project grew out of what was supposed to be a special feature on the Blu-ray release of The Theater Bizarre – but quickly grew into its own full-length documentary film and today we get a trailer for what has become Tales Of The Uncanny.
Here’s how the press release proclaims the goodness:
What began as a modest Bonus Feature for Severin Films’’ upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray of THE THEATRE BIZARRE became – when Covid hit – a Zoom-enabled feature-length documentary on the evolution, challenges and all-time Top 5 anthologies – and anthology segments – in horror history.
Co-hosts/producers David Gregory – director of the award-winning LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – and Kier-La Janisse (a Canadian filmmaker, genre expert and author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films) – queried a global roster of more than 60 horror writers, directors and scholars that include Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson, Joko Anwar, Ramsey Campbell, David DeCoteau, Kim Newman, Jovanka Vuckovic, Luigi Cozzi, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Gary Sherman, Rebekah McKendry and Peter Strickland in a candid discussion of such film/TV classics like DEAD OF NIGHT, BLACK SABBATH, KWAIDAN, SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, ASYLUM, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, CREEPSHOW, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, TRILOGY OF TERROR, TWO EVIL EYES, V/H/S, XX and more.
Looks like a butt load of fun to me – can’t wait to see it.
No word on when the US will get this but – you lucky Canadians can see it in virtual cinemas via a partnership between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Winnipeg Cinematheque November 24th-December 15th.